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Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Forest Green boss Mark Cooper and his son Charlie were both sent off as their side's problems mounted with a 2-1 home defeat against League Two promotion-contenders Wycombe.

Cooper senior was outraged when Charlie was given his marching orders in the 39th minute following a touchline clash with Wycombe midfielder Luke O'Nien and was sent to the stands by referee Antony Coggins.

Already 1-0 down to Matt Bloomfield's goal, Forest Green saw veteran striker Craig Mackail-Smith double Wycombe's lead three minutes after the incident.

Substitute Jack Fitzwater halved the deficit with 20 minutes remaining but Forest Green remain bottom, one point from safety.

Wycombe nosed ahead in the 26th minute when Bloomfield converted from Nick Freeman's cross and, shortly after the touchline melee, Mackail-Smith touched in from a Joe Jacobson corner.

Rovers had a mountain to climb after the break as Gareth Ainsworth's Wycombe drew the sting out of the game.

Ten-man Rovers were calling for blood when Will De Havilland went into the book for a crude foul on Christian Doidge.

And they were thrown a lifeline with 20 minutes to go as Fitzwater planted a sumptuous strike beyond the sprawling Scott Brown from the edge of the box.

Fitzwater nearly equalised with four minutes to go, but his effort flew over the bar as Rovers fell to their fifth straight league defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 5Collins
  • 6Monthe
  • 3LairdSubstituted forFitzwaterat 64'minutes
  • 18EvansSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 44'minutes
  • 35StevensSubstituted forBugielat 79'minutes
  • 15CooperBooked at 39mins
  • 34OsbourneBooked at 35mins
  • 17Wishart
  • 10Brown
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 11Bugiel
  • 12Simpson
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 24Pickering
  • 33James

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 4GapeSubstituted forBeanat 53'minutes
  • 19De HavillandBooked at 67mins
  • 28Scarr
  • 3Jacobson
  • 17O'NienBooked at 90mins
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forTysonat 60'minutes
  • 7SaundersBooked at 40mins
  • 25Mackail-SmithSubstituted forEzeat 75'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 22Freeman

Substitutes

  • 8Bean
  • 15Southwell
  • 23Tyson
  • 24Williams
  • 27Eze
  • 30Ma-Kalambay
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
2,727

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away11
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Booking

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Hand ball by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will De Havilland (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Jack Fitzwater (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a fast break.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Attempt saved. Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Eberechi Eze (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

Eberechi Eze (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Jordan Stevens.

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Eberechi Eze replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Attempt missed. Jordan Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jack Fitzwater (Forest Green Rovers).

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Jack Fitzwater (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Will De Havilland (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Wycombe26127746351143
5Lincoln City26127735241143
6Mansfield26111053829943
7Exeter2513393532342
8Colchester2611873527841
9Swindon25132103834441
10Accrington2412483830840
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Grimsby2697102634-834
15Stevenage2696113639-333
16Crawley2696112531-633
17Cheltenham2687113338-531
18Port Vale2694132934-531
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Yeovil2676133647-1127
21Morecambe2567122436-1225
22Chesterfield2656152647-2121
23Barnet2655162639-1320
24Forest Green2555152547-2220
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